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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Episode 71 Handmade Holidays

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Needle Notes

Love the shoulder detail.  Front of sweater.

Back of Saddle Shoulder Sweater
Paula’s Projects:  Woodturner’sPully.  Elizabeth Zimmermann’s SaddleShoulder Sweater.  After washing and blocking it measures out perfectly!  Photos with nephew wearing it coming after Christmas!

Label for sweater.  I tried a wool label, first ironing onto freezer paper to stiffen the fabric.  Bronwyn suggested printing oncomputer.  I may try backstitching on counted cross stitch fabric.  Ecological Wool makes a very light but warm sweater.

·         Free Pattern by Purl Soho

·         My original estimate was about $80 and then I backed off and said it was an exaggeration.  It wasn’t.

·         Mine cost $10.    Pronto by Sandnes was $5 per ball.

·         Charted the texture pattern.

Sarah on Ravelry  aka MotherEarthKnits

Handmade Holidays

Just some of the great ideas:

Sarah's Homemade Granola 

Paula:  Whole WheatCinnamon Rolls. Partially bake them, freeze, and recipients bake them for a yummy breakfast.  I used this technique from King Arthur Flour.  Sarah and Bronwyn are trying them out.
Feel Free to copy and paste my instructions to include with the gift.  I printed on card stock.
Paula’s Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
Night before: Take buns out of the freezer and  put in the refrigerator. (See note below.)
In the morning: Take them out of the refrigerator. Let them warm a bit as you preheat your oven to 350°F. 
Bake for about 10 minutes, until they're a very light golden brown. Remove from the oven, brush with butter. Add streusel topping and bake another 5 min.
You can also take them out of the freezer in the morning and just bake them a little longer.  (They are partially baked).
In the Pipeline
Per last week’s episode, the Doc Martin second movie wasn’t good.  Two stars.
Enjoyed The Pit Pony.  Has piping in it.
Downton Abbey Season 1 watching again. New season Jan 8.

High Note Low Note

High Notes:
  • Paula: The Week Between Christmas and New Years
  • Sarah: Christmas Cards
  • Bronwyn: Fondue

Low Notes
  • Paula: Stickiness
  • Sarah: Accidental Felting
  • Bronwyn: Poorly tied skeins of yarn

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Episode 70 Postcard from Elizabeth

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Pipeliner Notes

There was a lot of mail this week and notes on the board in support of reading the letters from Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Thank you so much for your support.  I am overwhelmed. 

I won’t throw away all the knitted baby things.  It was a rash statement.  Wool blankets that cannot be machine washed are not so practical for today’s mothers although they do seem to have superhuman strength when I see them carrying those car safety seats. 

Nature Notes 

At dawn on Saturday December 10 I saw the lunar eclipse and then a terrible house fire.  I forgot to say on the show that no one died in the fire.  Even the pets were saved. 

After visiting with Charr and Bronwyn on Tuesday morning I saw a very sad event with squirrels.  I will never look at a squirrel in quite the same way again. 

Nature Poem

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
- Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

Needle Notes
My nephew Eric, turning a bowl in my dad's shop.

EZ Saddle Shoulder Sweater from Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann  Schoolhouse Press

My project notes are here.  Woodturner Pulley
Elizabeth percentage system=EPS
The spirals were inspired by woodturning.

Spiral Ribbing came from Knitting on the Edge by Nicki Epstein

 Microsoft excel is useful when planning cables and ribbing

In the Pipeline

We are currently watching: 

The Grand (watch instantly on Netflix)

Doc Martin   the movies

The Blethering Room

Finch from Quince & Co

100% American Wool
221 yd [202 m] / 50g  $7.25
9 sts /inch on size US 1 needles
7 sts / inch on size US 3 needles

Finch is a little sprite, a fingering-weight with the slightest of halos. It's soft to the touch, yet its neatly twisted plies give it a smooth, tailored finish that’s sturdy and hardwearing. It's perfectly balanced for an even stockinette stitch, and you’ll love how it shows off texture and lace patterns—perfect for Fair Isle, too.

 When blocking a piece with cables and texture do not block the cables. 

The Piping Circle 

Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums had a Christmas Party last Thursday night

Ben and Donna's home was featured in Country Sampler Magazine November 2011

Isn't this the most cozy corner?

Celtic Cross Friends

 I’ve been revamping my pipes.

Note from Elizabeth
 I read a postcard from Elizabeth Zimmermann that was written to me in February 1980.


Coventry Carol  Magnatune Christmas.

Haste ye back!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Episode 69 A Letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann...with two n's

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Thanks for the birthday wishes last week! 

Young deer that showed up during recording session for this episode.

Bereft by Robert Frost

Where had I heard this wind before
Change like this to a deeper roar?
What would it take my standing there for,
Holding open a restive door,
Looking down hill to a frothy shore?
Summer was past and the day was past.
Sombre clouds in the west were massed.
Out on the porch's sagging floor,
Leaves got up in a coil and hissed,
Blindly struck at my knee and missed.
Something sinister in the tone
Told me my secret must be known:
Word I was in the house alone
Somehow must have gotten abroad,
Word I was in my life alone,
Word I had no one left but God.

Needle Notes 

Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann from Knitter’s Almanac.  It is better known as February Baby Sweater.  I used Knitter’s Brewing Company Fingering Weight sock yarn.

The February Lady Sweater (not by EZ) is actually more popular than the FBS. Projects on Ravelry: 6675 for Baby Sweater and 11,505 for FLS by Pamela Wynne 

Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Schoolhouse Press  (February) Some Babies Things.  Have knitted everything in this chapter but the bonnet with the flap over the shoulders. 

Leggings.  I have made at least two pair.  Red and white striped ones were the cutest.  Not the most practical garment for modern moms. 

Blanket knitted from center out.  Have done it with lace and also in a heavier yarn with texture pattern and colorwork. Was told that pioneer woman put a cream or white border on blankets so Baby would perceive this is a boundary.  Per my experience, did not work. 

Double knitting blanket was a carriage blanket.  I used Schoolhouse Press Sheepsdown and my own handspun.  May have steeked and put a zipper in it. 

Blethering Room 

Pete’s Socks…pulled off the colors! 

Handed Down Patterns.    Joy started a thread asking about knitting patterns that have been passed down.  Mother’s slipper/bootie pattern she called pods.  Under “Some Things Never Change…”   

In The Pipeline: EZ Saddle Shoulder Sweater 

Book Notes 

  $14.99 Interweave knits Holiday Gifts.  Holiday 2011  Some of my favorites are McHenry by Susan B Anderson, Hollyberry Bonnet and Cape by Kyoko Nakyoshi, and Handwork Mitts by Julie Turjoman.  Recommended.

High Note:  

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls/Cinnamon Raisin Bread.  Used the Best Whole Wheat Bread Recipe from  Divided dough in half.  One half for a loaf of bread and the other half made two pans of cinnamon rolls.  Streusel:  ½ c brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.  I use Penzey’s.  Roll out dough.  Spread with softened or melted butter.  Sprinkle topping on and roll up.  For the rolls I reserved a few Tbs topping.  Took rolls out after 20 min.  Brushed tops with butter and sprinkled on the streusel.  Baked another 5 min. 

I read a letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann from Jan 1980.  There are references to Moebius and her development of the concept.

 The musical selection today is The Moon of Wintertime by Lydia McCauley.  I appreciate each one of you.  Thanks for writing to me, thanks for participating in our Ravelry group, for leaving comments on the blog, and most of all for listening to the show. 

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Episode 68 Star Toe and Christmas Knitting

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Annabel Babe Cardigan in Quince & Co Chickadee in Snap Pea and Glacier.
Cap is At First Sight by Laura Linneman in Quince & Co Lark.

Thanks to Charr and Bronwyndp for joining me on this episode!

Winners of Rip Van Winkle Challenge!

Prizes:  Thin Ice Shawl by Laura Linneman (1 to each winner)
Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie's Woolens (1 to each winner)
3 skeins Soft Touch Ultra from Shelridge Farm 100 % Wool Fingering weight. 185 yd each.  (from my stash)  to winner #1

Grand Prize Winner: #42 Elisann
#19 Teal--wins both patterns!
#2 jpeled--wins both patterns!

Congratulations and thank you to our prize donors!

Local knitter hot spots mentioned on the show:
The Blend.  Our local coffee shop and hang-out.
Ewe-nique Yarns.  Morton IL  a full-service yarn shop.  They carry a full line of yarns and tools including Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Elsabeth Lavold, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Sublime, KnitPicks Needles, Addi, Chia Goo, Hiya Hiya....and the people are friendly!  What more can a knitter ask for?

Heart Hat by Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Picot BO is my own touch.

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carol Barenys with Heart Hat
Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar
Can you see where the gauge changed when I switched to Kollage dpn's?

Smitten Mittens by Emily Ivey

Hitchhiker by Martine Behm
Textural Healing Shawl by Shannon Squire
Holly, Ivy, and Steve Three Christmas Hooligan Ornaments by Rebecca Danger
Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie's Woolens
Annabel Babe Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Heart Hat by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Seamless Yoke Baby Sweater by Carol Barenys
Smitten(A Holiday Garland) by Emily Ivey.
Big Snowy Owl by Purl Soho
The Bee Keeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits aka "Hexipuffs"
Sock Blanket by Shelly Kang
Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar
Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilia
Palindrome: A Reversible Cable Scarf by Kristin Bellehumeur
Seamless Saddle Shoulder Pullover by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Bridge of Roses by Wendy Gaal.  The Knitters' Brewing Company

Star Toe for Socks

Set up as if you are doing a common wedge toe with even numbers of stitches on 4 dpns. 
  • Round 1   Knit to last 2 stitches on needle.  Knit 2 tog.
  • Round 2   Knit around
Repeat above until you have half the number of stitches you started with.  Then do the decrease row on all rounds until you have 8 stitches remaining.  Cut yarn and run through these 8 stitches. For a simple sock formula see:
Sock Tips from Have a Yarn

Charm on Charr's Shawl

Bronwyn's Handmade Christmas:
Pie in a Jar

For these recipes Bronwyn has experimented with recipes found online and has come up with her own versions.  Bronwyn's Disclaimer: I'm no expert! Try your own version and experiment. These are both fragrance free, but you can add essential or fragrance oils for scent. They also contain nut oils and butters, so be mindful when giving them as gifts.

Bronwyn's Solid Lotion Bar

2 oz beeswax pastilles
1 oz shea butter
1 oz kokum butter (or 1 oz cocoa butter)
2 oz sweet almond oil
(all measurements by weight)

Stir ingredients together in a double boiler until melted. Pour carefully into molds (soap or candy molds, recycled pudding or fruit cups, etc.). Cool for several hours. Pop out of molds and into tins for giving away. To use, rub the solid lotion bar on hands as you would soap, except with no water.

Yield depends on the size of your molds, of course.

Bronwyn's Sugar scrub

30 oz sugar
7.5 oz coconut oil
7.5 oz sweet almond oil
(all measurements by weight)

Stir ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Pour into jars. To use, spoon a small amount of scrub into your hand and rub over palms and backs of your hands. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Be careful not to introduce water to the jar to reduce bacteria growth. Yields about 12 half-pint wide-mouth jars. To make a smaller amount, a sugar to oil ratio of 2:1 is good.
Sources for oils and tins:,, or your local grocery or health food store, and, of course,

Podcasts/podcasters mentioned:
  • Diane of Knitabulls
  • Meghan of Stitch It! Podcast
  • Susan of KnitaJourney
  • Erin of MommyNeedsYarn
  • Laura and Leslie of TheKnitGirllls

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Episode 67 Donkey Ears and Pig Eyes

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Nature Notes 
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman 

Ginger from Mississippi found the solution for those pesky donkey ears on the corners of heels and toes that have been grafted (Kitchener) in:

Donkey ears are for donkeys, not sock toes: To avoid those little boxy corners on your grafted toes, slip the outermost stitch on each end on each needle over its nearest neighbor, eliminating four stitches which might have gone boxy on you. Now graft.

Ginger adds:
This works great on DPNs or two circs but if you’re using magic loop the stitches should be transferred to DPNs first. I slip the first two stitches on the left needle to the right needle, then pass the first slipped stitch over as if binding off, then move the remaining stitch back to the left needle. Another way to do this is use a crochet hook to pull the second stitch on the left needle through the first stitch (dropping the first stitch) and then putting that second stitch back on the needle. 

Cat Bordhi's web site and blog 

Little Box of Socks by Charlene Shurch and Beth Parrott

Vogue Knitting featured Martha Stewart and her new line of yarn from LionBrand.

I have a new favorite whole wheat bread recipe.  You can throw away the other one.
Before baking.  These are the bread pans I bought from The Urban Homemaker.
Cooling after baking.  I put a clean tea towel over the loaves, but of course, I had to take it off for the photo.
Ready to slice!

The Urban Homemaker

Best Bread Recipe

Rip Van Winkle Challenge

Enter for the prizes on our Ravelry board on the thread Prize Entries for Rip Van Winkel

The prize thread will close on Dec 1, 2011.

Nubby Noro Mittens Pattern by Annie's Woolens

Shawl Pattern by Laura Linneman  Thin Ice 

3 skeins Soft Touch Ultra from Shelridge Farm  100 % Wool Fingering weight.  185 yd each. 

Product Review
The Best of Knitscene: a Collection of Simple, Stylish, and Spirited Knits.
by Lisa Shroyer
Highly Recommended.
High Note
Meghan of Stitch It!! Podcast introduced me to:

Good Earth Original Caffeine Free Tea
(I see their packaging has changed from what I have.)


Diana Rowan.  Panta Rhei.  Track 07 The Sea Set. 

You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper 

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Episode 66 Afterthoughts

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Pipeliner Notes

 I read a note from Karin ("miterwriter" on Ravelry).  A little brown bat, nicknamed "Bertie", has been living on a light fixture in their garage for almost 15 years!  A wonderful story of wild animals and humans coexisting peacefully. 

Note on last week’s Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal:  it is a good idea to refrigerate any leftovers.

Winners of J-Knit apps

JKnit HD for iPad--Moz aka enquery, Peggie aka BleedingHeart, and Marsha aka Teal

JKnit--Barbara aka blb, Monique aka georgiedean, and Sally aka svjanis

Knit Evenly--Lynne aka knittensmitten, Ròs aka scarhandpiper, and Lu aka LuciaKnits

 Thank you, Bronwyn, for contacting the winners!

 Nature Notes
Flying Fox (Bat).  photo by Tim Jannech, husband of Kayak on Ravelry.

Thanks to Prairiegl (Leah) in OK for asking about cleaning bird feeders.
Bob joins me for Nature Notes, but only for a short time because he was grading papers.
Tips for Clean Birdfeeders
Non-Toxic Bird Feeder Cleaning

The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Needle Notes

Nellie by Donna Higgins

Update on the Crochet flower closure. Directions are a bit sketchy.
I watched You Tube videos and managed to crochet the flowers by myself!  (Charr was out of town.)
I attached one side of the button with flower and the other side serves as a button closure.

Finished Projects

Piper’s Fancy
Celtic Cross wears ancient red flashes.  Our tartan, The Flower of Scotland, has a stripe of the ancient red in it.  I like my ancient red Piper's Fancy Shawl with the uniform.

Piper in the woods.
It works when I look like a normal person, too.

I needed a project that was completely mindless.  This crescent shawl that has increases at the beginning of every row so it doesn’t have a wrong side.

Afterthought here is that I did not plan the border beforehand.  I swatched a lot!

Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie’s Woolens

Has an afterthought thumb.
My pattern notes are here.
Love the pattern as the texture adds interest without being too fussy.  Every other round is a plain round so it is easy to see where you are in the pattern.
Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman
Knit Picks Felici Sport Weight
With this type of heel how do you prevent getting “ears” on the corners where you begin and end the Kitchener Stitch?  I might try decreasing at corners just before doing Kitchener.
What I did learn.  Sometimes you do need to power through.
 In The  Pipeline
A Ravelry Note
A new feature on Ravelry is that if you have your yarn stashed and you use stash yarn for a project then a little thumbnail photo of the yarn will appear in your project notes.  It’s tiny but it is there!

The Blethering Room
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My first afterthought insertion of any kind was an afterthought pocket in my Three in One Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
Rip Van Winkle Challenge
Go through your Ravelry queue to find a project that has been asleep for a long time.  Or maybe you have been asleep while others have been knitting this project.  In your Ravelry queue you can see when you put projects in your queue.
Another mission for the overachievers out there:  go to your stash and try to find your oldest yarn and match it to an pattern in your queue.

There will be a separate thread to enter for prizes.  November 15-30.
High Note
Better Homes and Gardens is kicking it up a notch! Not as traditional as it used to be.  Inexpensive subscription and you get free digital editions with paid subscription!  More knitting magazines should do this because knitting from a magazine is for me, very tedious.

Stockinette Zombies is a new video cast that I enjoy.  Check it out!
Have a great week, haste ye back, and hold your knitting close.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Episode 65 Small Sweaters

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 Pipeliner Notes

 A correction in last week’s episode.  The site for rescuing macramé owls is  The link was correct in the show notes but I made it plural when I said it on the podcast.  My apologies to all macramé owls out there and their rescuers. 

 Deaf Smith, Laurel’s Kitchen, The Moosewood Cookbook were classic cookbooks in the 70's and 80's.

In my oven today:  Whole Wheat Bread, Homemade Granola, and
Baked Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal from the food blog Perfecting the Pairing.  I substituted raisins for chocolate chips. 

Nature Notes

Satu mentioned that bats carry rabies and that is true. If you see a bat behaving strangely then beware. 

A hawk posed for me and I still had trouble identifying it.  A Cooper's Hawk is about the size of a crow and has a rounded tail.  The Sharp-shinned hawk is smaller and has a squared off tail.

3 Bird ID resources, 2 pair binoculars, and two cameras...and still not sure of the hawk.  Pathetic!
Can you see him?  Almost in the middle of the photo on the dead log with his back to me.  I could finally see that the tail was rounded.  (This was the following day.)

Sent to me by Goldybear:

Nature XXVII, Autumn

by Emily Dickinson
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

Needle Notes
Nellie by Donna Higgins. Still lacking the crochet flowers and buttons.  I'm working on it.  Those shoes belonged to my grandmother when she was a toddler.  They are 110 years old.

Nellie by Donna Higgins 
Purchase pattern at Stitches Midwest 2010 and the yarn is Knit Picks Organic Cotton. 
Calls for Sublime Organic Cotton DK
The only difficult part of this sweater is the crocheted flower closure.  Difficult for me, that is.
My project page is here.

I did the crochet flowers by myself!  Charr is going to be proud of me!  I did it a little differently than the instructions indicated and will share on the next episode.

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys
My project page is here.

Free Pattern. Top down raglan with running strands that make a pattern on the yoke, cuffs, and bottom. 
If I knit this pattern again I would probably add another button hole on the yoke and then not put buttons below that. 
Heart buttons are so cute!

 In The  Pipeline 

  • Afterthought Heel Hiking Socks using pattern by Laura Linneman
  • Nubby Noro Mittens, actually have finished.
  • Crescent Shawl Left to my Own devices
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Another mission for the overachievers out there:  go to your stash and try to find your oldest yarn and match it to an pattern in your queue.

A new thread on the Knitting Pipeline Podcast Group on Ravelry will open up November 15-Nov 30 for Prize Patrol.

Product Review 

The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes: the Yarn Lover’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks that fit well, Feel great, and last a lifetime.
Heartily recommended!

Hint of Dawn from the album Hope by Kendra Spring.

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